Scale Investors

Their vision is to equip women to become successful investors whose wealth is enhanced through connection with, investment in, and support of women entrepreneurs in early stage businesses. Scale is a female focused angel investor network. They were founded in Melbourne in March 2013 inspired by the US based organisation Golden Seeds. Their founding members are women, but they welcome and include men who share their vision of maximizing returns by supporting early stage businesses that value gender diverse leadership.

Ariane Barker

CEO

20 past transactions

Handdii Pty Ltd

Seed Round in 2021
Handdii Pty Ltd operates a technology platform for property insurance and trade. The company’s platform connects insurance companies to contractors to repair property insurance claims of customers that are incurred during trade. It serves insurance companies, customers, traders, and insurance brokers. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Neighbourlytics

Seed Round in 2019
Neighbourlytics Pty Ltd develops a social analytics platform for measuring the quality of life and wellbeing in neighborhood cities. It provides information on neighborhood places, activity, and stories. It is used to gain insight into an area and compare project with another location. It serves urban planners and designers, community engagement and development teams, development and project managers, economic development advisors, retail analysts and leasing teams, and marketing and communication managers. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Melbourne, Australia with additional offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Australia.

Cynch Sec Pty Ltd

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Cynch Security is online cyber fitness platform for digital small businesses. They take the complexity out of cybersecurity for business owners, enabling them to build cyber resiliency gradually over time by following their tailored program. By combining plain language advice and education, cyber risk assessment and cybersecurity products and services, small businesses are able to demonstrate their improvement in security to their customers, partners and regulators.

Scrunch

Seed Round in 2016
Scrunch is a data-driven Influencer Marketing platform that enables brands and agencies to discover the right bloggers and social media influencers. Scrunch has one of the world's largest influencer databases with over 20 million profiles and billions of datapoints. The platform makes it easy to get the data you need about your influencers, plus has some awesome CRM and outreach style functions to make managing your campaigns easy.

PetCloud Pty Ltd.

Seed Round in 2020
PetCloud is a website which connects busy Pet Owners with Local Pet Sitters. Partnered with Greencross Vets, Petbarn, and RSPCA Partners.

ShowGizmo

Angel Round in 2016
ShowGizmo is engaged in the development of mobile application for events organized by government agencies, venues, associations, and aged care associations. Event professionals can personalize the application by having their own designs and logos; and offering customers with in-app tickets counters, and accommodation and flight details. Private news feeds and messaging features facilitates the increase of social conversations surrounding the event, while feedback and Q&A sessions make way for increased attendee engagement. Organizers can also understand and measure audience engagement through key metrics, polls, and reports that are accessible through in-app dashboards. ShowGizmo was launched by Marie-Claire Andrews in April 2011 and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

GGWP Academy

Pre Seed Round in 2020
GGWP Academy offers an online academy for gamers. The company’s solution teaches skills and techniques in streaming, personal branding, goal setting, social media marketing, and game psychology to its customers. GGWP Academy was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Scrunch

Seed Round in 2015
Scrunch is a data-driven Influencer Marketing platform that enables brands and agencies to discover the right bloggers and social media influencers. Scrunch has one of the world's largest influencer databases with over 20 million profiles and billions of datapoints. The platform makes it easy to get the data you need about your influencers, plus has some awesome CRM and outreach style functions to make managing your campaigns easy.

Cognition Therapeutics

Series B in 2015
Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage neuroscience company. It develops drugs to restore normal cellular damage responses in neurodegenerative and neuro-ophthalmic disorders. It offers CT1812, an oral brain-penetrant small molecule drug to restore the damaged cellular processes that drive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD), geographic atrophy and other conditions. Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Emily Crisps

Seed Round in 2015
Emily Crisps is a food start-up that aim to provide health-conscious consumers with the opportunity to indulge in ‘guilt-free’ snacking. Emily Crisps offers crunchy fruit and veg crisps available in 5 delicious flavors, all gluten free and completely natural.

CloudPeeps

Angel Round in 2015
CloudPeeps is an all-in-one platform, marketplace and community that empowers freelancers and businesses to do their best work.

Switch Automation

Seed Round in 2015
Switch Automation Inc. develops and provides real estate solutions that help property owners and facility managers reduce operating costs, achieve energy efficiency, and deliver occupant satisfaction. The company offers a smart building platform, which integrates traditional building systems and Internet-of-things (IoT) technology to analyze, automate, and control assets in real-time. It caters to commercial real estate, retail, grocery, and financial services industries. Switch Automation Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It has additional offices in Australia; Asia; and Europe.

FirstStep Investments

Seed Round in 2016
FirstStep Investments Australia Pty Ltd designs and develops a mobile application, which lets users to use their savings for investments. Its application offers regular, fixed investments by direct debit or it can scan bank transactions and round up each one to the nearest dollar, and invest that amount. Its application is available across the iOS and Android platform. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Cadenza Innovation

Series A in 2016
Cadenza Innovation provides patented Li-ion battery design and architecture for a license to global manufacturers. Its cell design combines the best properties from wound jelly rolls and large prismatic cells and allows for game-changing high energy density at low cost for EV, PHEV, and grid markets. The company is driven by a mission to deploy its innovation, intellectual property, field-proven operational, and mass production expertise, along with its key technology partners to build Cadenza Innovation into a global technology leader in energy density, lowest cost, and safety. Cadenza Innovation was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut.

TrademarkVision

Seed Round in 2014
TrademarkVision was founded in 2011 as a computer vision spinout from a research organisation in Australia. In 2013 they released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction. For any company trying to build a brand around their new logo, they know that ensuring their logo is protectable as a trademark (and infringement free) globally can be a time-consuming and costly process. TrademarkVision’s reverse image search technology cuts this process down to seconds while giving accurate global coverage. Their first-to-the-world technology has the potential to not only improve brand owner’s lives, but completely change the game of brand protection. TrademarkVision is now used by trademark attorneys, brand owners and IP offices worldwide and has set a new industry standard. TrademarkVision was recognized in 2017 in the Top 10 Most Innovative AI/Machine Learning companies in the world by FastCompany, and in the Top 8 Companies Changing How Machine Learning Is Used by Entreprenur.com. They’re passionate about what they’ve created, but it’s only the start. They believe in continual research and everything they do is a step towards being the leader in image recognition, with recent launches of 3D designs search, automatic image classification, and a deep-learning based Brand API.

phasya s.a.

Seed Round in 2019
Phasya offers solutions for detecting drowsiness and measuring eye movements. These solutions are based on eye tracking technologies using eye images. Phasya also develops solutions for detecting various physiological and cognitive states such as stress, attention, cognitive load, and mind wandering. Phasya solutions can be used in various applications such as safety, medical diagnosis, and research. We have notably specific solutions and developments for driver monitoring applications. Indeed physiological and cognitive states such as drowsiness influence the ability of an individual to perform a task or to make a decision. Furthermore the measurement of ocular parameters enables one to understand the brain activity and gaze behavior.

MimicTec Pty Ltd

Angel Round in 2016
MimicTec is an agtech company that aims to improve productivity and welfare in the poultry farming and industry. MimicTec has developed prototypes, with initial working products tested with chickens in October 2016, and February, May and August 2017. We're now developing alpha versions on our product to be implemented on farms in collaboration with poultry farmers and engineers.

Handdii Pty Ltd

Seed Round in 2019
Handdii Pty Ltd operates a technology platform for property insurance and trade. The company’s platform connects insurance companies to contractors to repair property insurance claims of customers that are incurred during trade. It serves insurance companies, customers, traders, and insurance brokers. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

TalkiPlay

Seed Round in 2019
TalkiPlay engages children in hands-on exploration of their world through play to accelerate a child’s understanding of language.Children learn language through play.Their ecustom designed Talkiplay readers are built for small hands, enabling children to explore the world with ease.Makes learning language fun for children and simple for parents. Encouraging children to explore their own world to accelerate their language development.